Naari: A Celebration of Womanhood
Pandit Tanmoy Bose in association with Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers and NGO Freed organized an exclusive ballet titled Naari. The program focused on the empowerment of women and education. The event was held at The Victoria Memorial Hall.
Naari is a musical piece with audio-visual interpretation of some of the most popular episodes of Kach Debyani, Karna Kunti, Draupadi, Shakuntala, Gandhari, Hirimbi and Brihannala. June Malia (Devyani), Dona Ganguly (Shakuntala), Rimjhim (Hirimbi), Pallavi Chatterjee (Kunti), Tanusree Chakraborty (Draupadi), Alokananda Roy (Gandhari) and Mr. Venkit (Brihannala) performed at the event.
Pandit Tanmoy Bose highlighted on the fact that the event was a tribute to the rich cultural heritage. “Nearly all the artists who will be performing today have taken time out of their busy schedules and come for this event. As artists we also have some social responsibilities. I am not merely stating this but I do try and follow them. Hence this initiative” said the Tabla maestro.
Speaking at the event, ace designer Agnimitra Paul said “My idea of the dresses worn by the artists has been done keeping in mind the fact that I will be showcasing the traditional fabrics for the audience. I do not mind people wearing nylons, chiffons or other fabrics. But they must also think of the traditional weavers and also buy from them. That will help in continuing with the art”.
The funds that will be collected from this event will be used in providing training to the underprivileged girls and improving their skills. It will also be used for the promotion of the heritage handicrafts of Bishnupur, the weavings and designs of the Baluchori silk and Muslin textiles.